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Officers and Staff

 
Jerry Abboud
 

Jerry Abboud | Executive Director and President
jabboud@cohvco.org


Jerry Abboud is the Executive Director of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition and the Powersports Dealers Association of Colorado. Jerry has been involved as an advocate for motorized recreationists in Colorado since 1987 as one of the founders of COHVCO and a member of the Blue Ribbon Coalition’s original Executive Board. He has worked on issues and actions with the National Off-highway Vehicle Conservation Council and the Motorcycle Industry Council. He currently sits on the Board of the American Motorcyclist Association.


Jerry is a professional lobbyist and a graduate of the University Of Nebraska College Of Law. He was the legislative lead for the OHV Registration and Recreation Fund program, OHV/snowmobile sound legislation and the Roadless Petition Process among others. Jerry believes in a cooperative approach whenever possible and just as strongly believes in the assertion of access rights when necessary. Abboud also actively supports and lobbies for more congressional funding for the Forest Service and BLM to address recreation on public lands. He is a past Chairman of the Colorado State Trails Committee, lectured at Colorado State University’s Department of Natural Resources on Judicial and Administrative process and received various acknowledgements from state and federal agencies including Colorado State Parks Volunteer of the Year.

 
Scott Jones
 

Scott Jones | Vice President
sjones@cohvco.org


Scott Jones has an extensive background with and is a leader in the protection all types of trail based recreational activity. As an attorney with an environmental law background, Scott advocates and promotes for recreational use and conservation of our public lands and natural resources. His expertise includes State and Federal Environmental Law, Endangered Species issues and NEPA planning.


Scott currently partners with the Trail Preservation Alliance and Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, President of the Colorado Snowmobile Association and a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. He also serves as the Colorado State Partner and Board Member of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, and is a past chairman of the Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations.

 
Jim Bensberg
 

Jim Bensberg | Assistant to the President and State Land Use Coordinator
jbensberg@cohvco.org

 
Keith Douglas
 

Keith Douglas | Treasurer and Director
kdouglas@cohvco.org


Keith has been an off-road enthusiast since the 60s. He has trail ridden and competed with motorcycles and 4x4s and continues his off-road fun today with a Jeep and a UTV side x side.


Keith is now retired but worked as an engineer and project manager for two large international corporations during his 40-year career in Kentucky, Colorado, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, and now back in Colorado. In retirement Keith stays busy with family, friends, and tinkering in his shop. COHVCO is his most current volunteer organization. During the 70s when he first moved to Colorado, many enjoyable days were spent trail riding and exploring in the mountains. Upon returning to the state in 2013, he was surprised and saddened to find many of the trails and roads he formerly enjoyed were now closed. He wants to prevent additional closures so future generations can enjoy the outdoors as he did, not only in Colorado but in neighboring states as well. He views COHVCO as a way to “pay it forward” to future generations and keep trails and lands open.

 

 

Guen Hiller | Secretary, Membership, and Web Manager
ghiller@cohvco.org

 

Board of Directors

 
Matt Hiller
 

Matt Hiller | Chairman
chair@cohvco.org


Matt was born and raised in Colorado and has a lot of family history in Colorado, his mother and grandfather are both natives. He is a family man and small business owner. His primary interests are dirt biking and off-roading. He's also an active bowler.


In the past, he has helped to manage a large dirt bike club, and has been member of three local racing series, but in recent years, he's transitioned to mostly trail riding and enduro racing, getting away from tracks. Matt has also served as the Mile-Hi Jeep Club 2015 Land Use Chairman. He felt as a club they had a chance to help make a difference by getting involved on the front lines, and collaborating with other organizations. He's been working hard to promote involvement in land use issues and is very passionate about speaking about it. He's willing to get his hands dirty and work to make a difference!

 
Jamie Williams
 

Jamie Williams | Vice Chairman
jwilliams@covhco.org


Jamie recently retired from Kawasaki Motors Corp after 33 years of service as a West Region District Manager. Jamie was transferred to Colorado over ten years ago and resides in Colorado Springs. He has been on the COHVCO board for approximately four years. Jamie is a life member of AMA, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and AMA District 36. He is also a member of the CMTRA Motorcycle club out of the Springs. Jamie was very involved with AMA District 36 in Northern California as a VP and board member where there was never ending land use issues to help resolve.

 

 

John Davenport | Director
jdavenport@cohvco.org

 
Wendy Miles
 

Wendy Miles | Director
wmiles@cohvco.org


Wendy grew up in Nebraska and Iowa where she spent six years driving semis, Humvees, 5-tons and deuce-and-a-halves in the Army Reserves which started a passion for off-road equipped vehicles. After moving to Colorado with a Jeep Liberty in 2011, she was briefly involved with the Mile-Hi Jeep Club. In 2017, she purchased a well-modified Nissan X-Terra, Boris, and has since become involved with NORAC.


During the week, Wendy works with an automotive aftermarket trade magazine, giving her the opportunity to talk to the manufacturers of the parts we, in the off-roading community, use.


In her free-time, she and her son volunteer with Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues.

 

 

 

Randy Miller | Director
rmiller@cohvco.org

 
Glenn Morgan
 

Glenn Morgan | Director
gmorgan@cohvco.org


Glenn has been riding motorcycles off and on-road since the mid 1960s, and began AMA motocrossing in the late 1960s on a Hodaka Super Rat. He worked for a number of bike dealerships through the 1970s, as everything from parts and accessories sales to general manager. He moved to Colorado in 1979 and began a new career in banking with ADP. After a 30+ year IT career, he retired, and with more time on his hands, he volunteered to serve on the COHVCO Board. His goal is leverage his experience in technology and business management in order to help preserve the rights of ALL motorized users of public lands. He wants to give back to the hobby that gave him so many years of enjoyment.

 
Aaron Sauerbrey
 

Aaron Sauerbrey | Director
asauerbrey@cohvco.org


Aaron started with Jeeping, after moving here at 18 to attend Colorado School of Mines. His roommate had started a small club the Colorado Krawlers, with a couple of friends. After seeing the passion people had for OHV activities in Colorado, and briefly returning to Minnesota, he came back to Colorado and bought a WR450. From then on, he's been purely on two wheels loving every minute! The little club dissolved, but since they all rode dirt bikes, it transitioned to riding more. As a Boy Scout until age 17, he took the idea of "leave it better than you found it" to heart. He moved around again, staying active in the OHV community and trail maintenance projects, then returned again to Colorado. He started racing with the RMEC and started attending the Rampart Range Committee meetings, continually increasing his involvement with agencies to open new trail systems and increase riding opportunities.

 
Brad Smith
 

Brad Smith | Director and Facebook Manager
bsmith@cohvco.org


Brad Smith was born in Ohio where he starting riding dirt bikes at the age of 8 years old. He is a 27-year Air Force veteran and currently resides in the Colorado Springs area, where he has lived for nearly 10 years. He has been a motorcycle mechanic, Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach and off-road motorcycle racer. He is currently an active crew member of the Colorado Off-road Racing Championship Series (CORCS) and a member of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit (RMEC).

 

Ex-Officio Advisors

 

 

Nick Dellaca | Colorado State Trails Program Manager
nick.dellaca@state.co.us
13787 South Hwy 85
Littleton, Co 80125
(303) 791-1957, ext. 4129

 

 

Tom Metsa | Colorado State OHV Program Manager
thomas.metsa@state.co.us
13787 S. Hwy 85
Littleton, Co 80125
(303) 791-1957, ext. 4132

 

 

Scott Haas | USDA Forest Service Regional Recreation Planner and Landscape Architect
cfsporl@fs.fed.us
740 Simms Street
Golden, CO 80401-4720
(303) 275-5168

 

 

Jack Placchi | BLM State Office Travel Management and Trails Coordinator
jplacchi@blm.gov
2850 Youngfield
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 239-3832



 

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